New Sample Kit

GOLDEN SAMPLE BOXGolden Artist Colors has always been generous with paint samples. The last two years have seen a significant increase in the number of general sample requests (versus samples of specific products).

The sheer number of requests exceeded our capacity to respond quickly and provide the level of care and quality people expect from GOLDEN. In October of 2018 we began sending a new kit with samples from each GOLDEN color line and two mediums, a product guide and a personalized note. The new kit is more efficient to produce and ship, while providing more samples and a better experience to customers.

Sample requests may still exceed our capacity at times. For that reason, we can’t always accept requests and we limit kits to one per person. When available, you can use the Sample Request option on the Contact Us menu at

41 Responses to New Sample Kit

  1. Julie Pereira March 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

    I would love, love, love to see a monthly sample kit to purchase from Golden! I currently subscribe to ArtSnacks, and rarely we are blessed to get some of your product included. I would totally subscribe to a Golden version of this where you recieve random samples. I love Golden paints, and even though they can be more expensive than other professional acrylic paints, I feel the extra expense is worth the quality! However, if I want to try something new in your product, I’m hesitant when only full sized products are available for purchase. Thank you for taking the time to read this novel!

    • Christopher Farrell April 5, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

      Hello Julie! Thanks for the suggestion. We have participated in subscription boxes in the past, and for that reason we would be hesitant to establish a program to compete with folks we have partnered with. We understand the challenge, however, of wanting to experiment before committing to full-size products and for that reason we offer a few sets that provide a variety of materials in sample sizes. We have a set that includes six products, another with 14 colors and mediums (called Explorer 14), and within the next couple weeks we’ll have kits featuring our Matte and Gloss Color Pouring mediums.

      Please accept my apology for not replying to your comment sooner!

      • JULIE September 29, 2019 at 12:13 am #

        Does Golden ever offer coupons ?? That would be very helpful for trying products as I very rarely ever see Golden products on sale for a decent amount of savings at any of the Art Supply stores such as Michael’s and Hobby Lobby who both mark up the price so high that their own coupons often do not make it worth it . Or do you offer any type of “loyalty program” where coupons could be offered to customers who sign up. ?? Something, anything that would be helpful. I have been checking the free sample page for MONTHS and always get the SORRY you are out of luck message !!!

      • Roxie March 23, 2020 at 2:22 pm #

        How do we get the sample box?

        • Christopher Farrell April 6, 2020 at 10:58 am #

          Sorry to be delayed in my response… you can get one of the new sample kits by requesting one through our website when they are available. Just go to and under “Contact Us”, “Sample Requests” will be the second option. When samples are available you’ll be asked to complete a brief survey and provide your contact information so we can send your sample. If samples are not available when you check, just check again in a few days.

  2. Beverly Hravey April 30, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

    This sounds great

  3. Beverly Harvey April 30, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

    This sounds great

  4. Maria Comito May 8, 2019 at 6:49 am #

    I have never received something for nothing. I have started to do acrylic pours – I am not good at it but I love to look of it and really want to learn and do it as good as I can. I am 63 so starting this late in life. Better late then never is what I say. i see people getting the Golden free samples all the time, so PLEASE can I have a go.

    • Christopher Farrell May 8, 2019 at 10:55 am #

      Hello Maria! It’s never too late to exercise your creative muscles, and any time is perfect to start. The Sample Kits are available via our website, there is a survey we ask everyone to complete and we need a valid postal and email address. Unfortunately demand for samples is much greater than their availability, so you need to check our website on a regular basis for opportunities to order one. We just made samples available yesterday and they were snapped up in about 12 hours. So we probably won’t have more available for another week or two.

  5. Kari Feuer May 11, 2019 at 10:30 am #

    I would love to update my knowledge of acrylics (and Golden is the best!) with an occasional sample kit. I teach painting, but am mainly an oil painter, and I am trying to keep my acrylic painters up to speed with color mixing, mediums and techniques. Anything you can do to help is appreciated! We don’t have a full-service art supply store here in coastal North Carolina. Thanks!

    • Christopher Farrell May 14, 2019 at 6:22 pm #

      Hello Kari, thanks for taking the time to visit and share your thoughts. We have people at GOLDEN dedicated to supporting art educators and they have a process for receiving and evaluating requests for products and samples used in classes. Go to our contact page on the GOLDEN website and let them know the nature of your inquiry and someone will get back to you.

  6. Katrina Doiron June 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm #

    Why do you not send our sample kits to Canada in customers?

    • Christopher Farrell June 18, 2019 at 11:24 am #

      Hello Katrina, we actually do send samples to Canada but we’re restricted by the additional cost of shipping (roughly 3X the cost of shipping within the US) and additional paperwork needed for the customs declaration. We’re exploring ways to make that easier and less expensive, but for now we have to limit the samples sent to Canada.

  7. Ruthie Rodriguez July 15, 2019 at 4:39 pm #

    I would love to reveive your free samples.

    • Christopher Farrell August 5, 2019 at 6:21 pm #

      Keep looking on our website for the request form to be open, you might also consider attending one of our lecture-demonstrations at a nearby arts organization or retailer (we give attendees samples at those events).

  8. Ampily GS July 29, 2019 at 8:41 pm #

    I would love to have Golden samples….i’m Obsessed with the colors….thanks a lot!!!!!

    • Christopher Farrell July 30, 2019 at 8:07 am #

      Hello Ampily! I know it can be tricky getting onto the form when samples are available, another way to get samples is to look for a GOLDEN lecture/demonstration at your local art supply store or arts organization, attendees are typically given paint samples at these events (not the same set as the kit described in this article). Check out the calendar on our website to see if there might be something happening in your area. Thanks for reading Just Paint and taking the time to comment.

  9. Willie Wei August 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

    Hi, my son does acrylic pouring, I would like to get Golden samples for him to try. Thank you.

    • Christopher Farrell August 5, 2019 at 6:18 pm #

      We’ve not been sampling our pouring mediums in order to focus our resources on producing products for our retail partners. You might consider the new Color Pouring Sets, in both matte and gloss, each comes with a selection of Fluid Acrylic colors.

  10. Carrie Easley August 16, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

    Would love some Acrylic samples whenever possible. Thank you

  11. Rob O'Herron December 12, 2019 at 10:01 am #

    Thanks so much for offering these free samples. Although I exclusively use only Golden heavy Body acrylics at the suggestion of my art instructor, it would still be nice to learn of new or even existing products and colors I’ve never tried.
    I can’t say enough about the consistency and color match to that of oils I experience with Golden Heavy Body Acrylics, as well as the compliments I get from classmates that are oil painters….
    Thanks Again,
    Rob O”

    • Christopher Farrell December 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

      Thanks for taking time to read this article and comment. It is very gratifying to hear that you’re having success with our Heavy Body Acrylics.

  12. Susan Westover December 13, 2019 at 8:36 pm #

    I just received an email offering these samples. But, Ive already received mine. Thank you for the samples. I’m loving the new mediums.

    Ps. I did acknowledge receiving them when they were delivered. I want to thank you again.

    • Michael Townsend December 20, 2019 at 11:28 am #

      Thanks Susan!

      Let us know if you have any questions once you get time to work with the paint samples.


      – Mike Townsend

  13. Vicki conboy December 24, 2019 at 7:48 am #

    I would love to get free samples to try golden paints. I am 62 and just got back to doing art that I loved doing in my 20’s. Recently fought cancer (lung stage3) and it is great therapy and hopefully a way to cover painting and medical costs. Anyway I get some samples of products. I’ve heard that Golden is one of the best color paints

  14. Mary March 3, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

    Can’t wait

  15. Kevin drain March 3, 2020 at 1:44 pm #

    I would like to try the paints ,and I would like a sample please

    • Christopher Farrell March 4, 2020 at 7:10 am #

      While not available as I am writing this reply, you can request samples through the “CONTACT” menu on our website, select “Sample Request” and complete the brief survey and contact information. Just check occasionally to see when we have some available.

  16. Barbara March 3, 2020 at 5:35 pm #

    thank you so much! I look forward to trying out the samples.

  17. Geneva Edge March 4, 2020 at 6:39 pm #

    Would love some wonderful paint samples

  18. Connie Schramm March 6, 2020 at 6:47 am #

    I love Golden products and am a multi media cans paint artist. I would love to receive your sample kit and use the products with my art. Thank you!

    • Christopher Farrell March 6, 2020 at 8:54 am #

      Hello Connie, we love to hear from folks who use (and love) our products. Sample kits are now only available through our website request form on an intermittent basis – we close it when requests reach the number of samples available. Just check our website from time to time for availability.

  19. Debbie Ross March 16, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

    Hi Christopher, I was SO excited last September to finally be able to request samples of your products. I have been wanting to try your paints for some time, but you pay for quality and they are a bit dear, costwise. I wanted to try them out before purchasing a few paints.
    I received a confirmation email from you folks say that the turn around time would be four to six weeks. I was ecstatic and anxiously awaited their arrival.
    Sadly, to date, nothing has come.
    It’s very generous of Golden to offer samples, so I’m not complaining, just a little disappointed.

  20. BRry myers March 23, 2020 at 4:09 pm #

    As a disabled man quarentined for 12 weeks to protect from covid 19 I would love a sample box not only to keep my mind busy but too cheer me up too many thanks and god bless stay safe all of you.

    • Christopher Farrell April 6, 2020 at 11:03 am #

      I am very sorry to hear that you’re quarantined for such a long time. Like you, we’re working hard to keep things moving at the factory while many of us work remotely due to quarantine. The good news is that our sample program is still going! So, check our website, under “Contact Us” for “Sample Requests” and hopefully we can get a set to you soon. Keep in mind the potential spike in requests though, given the situation for most people right now and remember that availability is limited.

  21. Marlene Gene June 21, 2020 at 10:52 pm #

    I am trying a new therapeutic way for stress and started painting. I am told to use all these different types of paints but I saw golden was recommended highly by this group on face book. I would love a sample of your paints so I can try them out.

  22. Tina Burgess July 7, 2020 at 2:41 pm #

    Would love a free sample, my kids love to try new paints and new things to paint

    • Christopher Farrell July 7, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

      Hello Tina,
      Now might be a great time to mention (probably late) that our paints are not ideal for kids. While the sample set doesn’t include any particularly hazardous colors or mediums, they’re really not formulated to be safe for small children. We recommend use only by artists over the age of 12.

  23. Deb Hellicar July 12, 2020 at 12:40 am #

    Love to try some different golden products

  24. Mellissa Tripp July 30, 2020 at 9:51 am #

    Wow!!! How awesome of you to offer free samples!! I would love to try your paint on my projects!! Please send me any free samples you may have!

    Thank you
    Mrs Tripp

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